One of the last remaining “holy grails” on my personal wish list has been Craig Safan’s nostalgic masterpiece The Last Starfighter… Read more:
Craig Safan‘s score to the Warner Bros. and Universal Studios co-production The Last Starfighter (1984) remains the most popular and iconic of his numerous film scores. Read more from Scifi Pulse:
Mr. Safan gives us heroes, romance, villains, comedy, and adventure. And each of those moods is accomplished with a full orchestra sound we rarely hear in adventure movies today. Read more from Score Track:
“Greetings, Starfighter. You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the Frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan armada.” These words have never left me from that warm summer day in 1984, nor has the music from The Last Starfighter. Read more from Film Score Fans:
Finally, the soundtrack to The Last Starfighter makes its way to CD, with the new expanded limited edition release of the score from Intrada Records!. For more information, and to purchase the album, visit the Intrada website here.
But what stands out immediately about this score is how it ambiguously it evokes both pulsating terror and cinematic awe, sometimes leaning more one way than the other… Read entire review:
Warning Sign was a 1985 science fiction-horror film directed by Hal Barwood and starring Sam Waterston, Kathleen Quinlan, and Yaphet Kotto. These days the film is most well known for its score which was created by the multi-award winning Hollywood film composer Craig Safan. Read on “Louder than War” website:
Craig has been presented with the “Basil Poledouris Award for a Film Music Legend” at the International Film Music Festival of the Province of Cordoba. Read the press release here.
Craig Safan has been invited to conduct his music at the International Film Music Festival. Safan plans to conduct a new suite based on his music from “The Last Starfighter” as well as “The Remo Williams Overture” and “Elegy from Son of the Morning Star”.